In Memory

Virginia Baldwin (Wagner) VIEW PROFILE

Born: Feb. 17, 1931

Died: Dec. 5, 2014

CLCHS Spanish teacher, mentor, friend Virginia Tower Baldwin Wagner, of Coconut Grove (Miami), FL, passed away from cancer on December 5, 2014, with family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Edwin Wagner of Coconut Grove, FL; two daughters, Billie Jean Baldwin and Debra (Anthony) Stumbris; her brother. stepsons, seven grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews.

Her daughter Billie Jean is a Guest Member of this class website and can be reached through this website. 

Our sincere sympathy goes to Billie Jean and her family. Mrs. Baldwin was an inspiration and joy to all who knew her. She will be missed.

Virginia was born in Barnstable, MA, to her parents Dr. Hansel and Helen Tower. She graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1948, where she met her late husband William Baldwin as a fellow classmate. She attended DePauw, Northern Illinois University, and Loyola University, having received a BA and MA in Spanish. In 1954 she and Bill moved to Crystal Lake where they both taught at CLCHS. She retired in 1989 after serving as head of the Foreign Language Department and American Youth Exchange Program sponsor.

Her obituary in the Northwest Herald on December 10, 2014, says, " She embraced life and its beauty through her love of the arts, plants, and diversity of culture. A particular passion was exploring our family genealogy. She loved to meet people and cared about animals and their treatment."

A Celebration of Life will be held February 22, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Coconut Grove Women's Club, 2985 S. Bay Shore Drive, Miami, FL 33133.


Click here to see Virginia's last Profile entry.